I believe I’m a pretty well-rounded arts and entertainment journalist, but there is one area where I have absolutely no authority: food.
I can’t really cook. I can apply heat to edible things and then eat them, but that’s about the extent of my skills in the kitchen.
So when Susie Jimenez, a local chef who owns a catering company in the valley and who was runner-up on season 7 of “Food Network Star,” approached me with the idea of collaborating every first Friday, I jumped at the opportunity.
She’ll be providing a recipe with a mouth-watering photo every month, sometimes mirroring dishes you can order at a local restaurant. The idea is to promote restaurants along the valley while also giving readers the opportunity to recreate dishes at home.
If you’re like me, and you feel pretty lost in the kitchen, searching for recipes online can be a little overwhelming. There are just so many options out there, and I don’t know which sources to trust.
But I know I’m going to try out everything Susie shares in her monthly column. I hope Scene can become a trusted resource for readers looking for a new recipe to try.
This week, for her debut, Susie has shared a stellar recipe for mixed seafood ceviche. With no end in sight to this lovely, warm spring weather, it’s the perfect refreshing dish. Plus, it’s super easy to make.
Trust me: If I can do it, you can do it.
If you want to see a family movie for a cause, check out a screening of “The Lion King” at 5:30 p.m. in the Jeannie Miller Auditorium at Glenwood Springs High School. Admission is $5 (children 3 and younger are free), and popcorn will be sold for $1. All the proceeds go to the Glenwood Springs High School band program, including the jazz, pep, marching and concert bands. The school plans to start new band programs next year, but it needs the extra funding. Attending this screening is one way you can help.
Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale is bringing back The New West Guitar Group. The three talented guitarists will return to the room with their gorgeous custom F-hole guitars and amazing instrumental songs. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear live music in an intimate space without distractions.
Celebrate Easter with Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s annual mountaintop Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny is going to hide 3,000 eggs around the park, including six golden eggs with two Annual Thrill Passes tucked inside. The hunt will be divided into three age groups, with two Annual Thrill Passes tucked inside the eggs for each group. The hunt begins at 1 p.m., and the Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping around the park for photos from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a popular event so please arrive at the base by noon at the latest. Tram ride and park admission cost $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Annual Thrill Pass and Annual tram Pass holders ride the tram for free.
Jessica Cabe is ready to eat something other than spaghetti for dinner. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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